Aromatherapy is the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences to balance, harmonize, and promote the health of body, mind, and spirit. It is a natural therapy using various essential oils gathered from certain fragrant plants that have the ability to aid us both physically and psychologically.
Essential oils are potent, volatile essences found in different parts of the plant such as the flowers, twigs, leaves and bark, or in the rind of fruit. For example, in roses the oil is in the flowers, in basil it is in the leaves and in sandalwood it is in the wood. These fragrances can be used either alone or in combinations to create desired effects. Continue reading “Healing with Aromatherapy Massage”
There are myriad ways you can configure your career as an MTI. You can work part-time or full-time, you can use your experiences as an MTI as a stepping-stone to another career, you can focus on being an MTI as a second career, you can blend teaching with your current vibrant massage therapy practice, or you can supplement your retirement income by becoming an MTI. There are opportunities to work as an independent massage therapy instructor like I do, you can work as an instructor at an established massage therapy school, and/or you can work for a nationwide company that provides massage therapy classes throughout the U.S.Continue reading “Exploring the Path of a Massage Therapy Instructor”
MASSAGE Magazine’s recent article, “30 on 30: Massage Experts on 30 Years of Massage Therapy,” featured Ariana Vincent, L.M.T., M.T.I., B.C.T.M.B. The article highlights the experiences, impressions, and opinions of massage experts, therapists, and educators about the massage profession’s evolution over three decades.
Ariana Vincent, World Massage Festival Hall of Fame Honoree
Ariana Vincent, CEO of the Ariana Institute for Wellness Education, is excited about attending the at the Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa in Michigan City, Indiana.
On Monday evening, July 13, 2015, Ariana will be giving her acceptance speech as a member of the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame. She was included in the Hall of Fame several years ago; however, this is the first opportunity she has had to personally offer an acceptance speech. She gladly accepted Mike Hinkle’s invitation to officially accept her Hall of Fame award. Ariana is humbled to be honored by a community of friends, colleagues and kindred spirits at the World Massage Festival. She would like to thank everyone involved in helping her on her path to becoming a member of the World Massage Festival Hall of Fame, including Mike Hinkle and Cindy Michaels, the founders of the Festival, her family, her wonderful team at the Ariana Institute, her mentors, and her incredible clients and students.
Beginning Your Career as a Massage Therapy Instructor
There are myriad ways you can configure your career as an MTI. You can work part-time or full-time, you can use your experiences as an MTI as a stepping-stone to another career, you can focus on being an MTI as a second career, you can blend teaching with your current vibrant massage therapy practice, or you can supplement your retirement income by becoming an MTI. There are opportunities to work as an independent massage therapy instructor like I do, you can work as an instructor at an established massage therapy school, and/or you can work for a nationwide company that provides massage therapy classes throughout the U.S. Continue reading “Positive Influence – PART 3”
What to Look for in a Massage Therapy Instructor’s Course
The first step would be to research and decide whether you prefer an online MTI course or a course that is offered in a classroom environment. Many people prefer an online course since the information presented in an MTI course is cognitive in nature and the online format lends itself well to cognitive classes, while other students prefer personal interactions in a classroom setting. There are also financial considerations to be contemplated; the tuition for an online course is usually less expensive than a classroom course. Online courses also take less time away from income-producing activities while accomplishing the goal of successfully completing an MTI course and beginning a career as an MTI. Here is a testimonial from a student, “I was fully challenged to retain and learn new information. This course was accessible to me online which I love because I don’t have the time for traveling for CEs. Thank you so much giving LMTs like me the opportunity to excel in business and in life. Completing this course makes me feel self-sufficient. Thank you!” – Sabrina Quebe, LMT, MTI Continue reading “Positive Influence – PART 2”
The Paths to Becoming a Massage Therapy Instructor
Serving as a Massage Therapy Instructor and Continuing Education Provider has been a vehicle that has facilitated the opening of my heart and my intellect in unimaginable ways as part of my devotion to a path of service. When you look within yourself and evaluate your life, do you feel that you have the desire to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others? You could actualize this goal by becoming a Massage Therapy Instructor (MTI). Not only would you be living a virtuous life of service, but you would also concurrently be adding another stream of income to your professional portfolio. If you find this path to be of interest, here are some guidelines that will help facilitate your success. Continue reading “Positive Influence – Part 1”